The Front Row
Richard Brody offers notes on blockbuster movies, independent films, and documentaries.
What to Stream This Weekend: How to Find Good Movies on Netflix
The best way to find them is to avoid the algorithms and use the search.
By Richard BrodyJune 15, 2018
“Superfly,” Reviewed: A Classic Remade for a Gun-Mad Age
Director X has reënvisioned Gordon Parks, Jr.,’s 1972 film, depicting the same criminal with peaceful dreams, but the experience of watching these movies is very different.
By Richard BrodyJune 15, 2018
The Return of Julie Dash’s Historic “Daughters of the Dust”
The vast yet intimate 1991 drama re-creates one strand of African-American history and tradition as a sort of deferred cinematic classical music.
By Richard BrodyNovember 18, 2016
The Odd Factual Gaps in Michael Grandage’s “Genius”
The film, about the relationship between the Scribner’s editor Maxwell Perkins and the novelist Thomas Wolfe, relies upon an unfortunate thinning-out of its source material.
By Richard BrodyJune 9, 2016
Why “Mean Girls” Is a Classic
By Richard BrodyApril 30, 2014
“Vertigo”: The Search for a Cure
By Richard BrodyJune 6, 2012
In Concert: Sight and Sound
By Richard BrodyOctober 29, 2011
The Unfinished Symphony
By Richard BrodyJanuary 31, 2011
It Takes a Village
By Richard BrodyNovember 8, 2010
DVD of the Week: The Bellboy
Richard Brody on Jerry Lewis's "The Bellboy" (1960).
By Richard BrodyMay 4, 2010
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